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LOS ANGELES – For all the effort Oregon coach Mark Helfrich must be going through to get Vernon Adams on his roster next season, he sure doesn’t want to acknowledge his next potential starter at quarterback. “I know everybody will want to ask about the quarterback position,” Helfrich said before any reporter asked about it. “And the only thing we’re going to be talking about are the people that are here and involved in the program. Read more

Eastern Washington splits Big Sky preseason polls with Montana State

Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin has never felt the burden of high expectations, and he isn’t about to start. Despite losing several key performers from last year’s team, Baldwin’s Eagles were picked to finish first by the media and second by the coaches in the Big Sky Conference preseason polls announced Tuesday. Read more

EWU is media’s pick to win Big Sky

If the Big Sky Conference football race resembles the preseason voting, it should go down to the wire Read more

University of Oregon admits Vernon Adams Jr.

Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. has moved another step closer to playing football for the University of Oregon, the school confirmed Monday afternoon. Adams has been admitted and is eligible to enroll in graduate school, the UO registrar told The Spokesman-Review on Monday. His next window for enrollment is Aug. 5, but in the meantime, he is eligible to participate in non-official workouts and drills with other Oregon players. Until he does enroll, he is not eligible to participate in summer conditioning sessions organized by the UO athletic department. Read more

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich doesn’t ‘anticipate any hiccups’ in QB Vernon Adams Jr. becoming eligible for Ducks

Oregon football coach Mark Helfrich said he has no doubts transfer quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. will be working out with the Ducks this summer and playing this fall. “We don’t anticipate any hiccups,” Helfrich said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Read more

Vernon Adams says he needs to pass ‘two more math tests’ before he can enroll at Oregon

Even as Vernon Adams Jr. gets down to business of trying to become the next starting quarterback at the University of Oregon, he still has some unfinished business in Cheney. Eastern Washington’s former quarterback participated in EWU graduation ceremonies on Saturday, but still needs to pass “two more math tests” and file paperwork to finalize his degree in interdisciplinary studies, Adams told The Oregonian on Tuesday night. Read more

Vernon Adams says he needs to pass ‘two more math tests’ before he can enroll at Oregon

Even as Vernon Adams Jr. gets down to business of trying to become the next starting quarterback at the University of Oregon, he still has some unfinished business in Cheney. Read more

Area roundup: Eagles’ football, volleyball season tickets on sale Monday

Beginning Monday, Eastern Washington fans will be able to purchase season tickets for football and volleyball. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at goeags.com/tickets or by calling (509) 359-4339. Read more

Pac-12 Conference announces three starting times for WSU football games

PULLMAN – Washington State football fans making plans for the 2015 season can start preparing now, for three games at least. The Pac-12 announced its early television selections on Monday, providing kickoff times for WSU games against Portland State and Wyoming, as well as this year’s Black Friday Apple Cup in Seattle. Read more

EWU’s Jake Rodgers impressed Falcons with natural talent

As Jake Rodgers figures it, he’ll be playing football on Sundays because he paid attention the rest of the week. Five years ago, Rodgers was playing tight end at Shadle Park High School. Five days ago, he was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons as an offensive lineman. Read more

EWU’s Jake Rodgers impressed Falcons with natural talent

As Jake Rodgers figures it, he’ll be playing football on Sundays because he paid attention the rest of the week. Read more

Former EWU football players make tough decision to leave game because of concussions

For any football player, it should be an easy decision. After getting knocked senseless by a few concussions, you finally come to your senses about what really matters in life. And you hang up your helmet. If only it were that easy. For two Eastern Washington University players, leaving the game behind was the toughest decision Read more

Former EWU football players make tough decision to leave game because of concussions

For any football player, it should be an easy decision. After getting knocked senseless by a few concussions, you finally come to your senses about what really matters in life. And you hang up your helmet. If only it were that easy. Read more

Taking stock, Baldwin approves of what he sees

By all accounts, the operation was a success. Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin used that word, “operation,” almost every day last month – a catchall to describe his players’ technique and mechanics during 14 spring practices. Read more

Eastern’s Beau Baldwin pleased with spring football ‘operation’

By all accounts, the operation was a success. Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin used that word, “operation,” almost every day last month – a catch-all to describe his players’ technique and mechanics during 14 spring practices. Read more

EWU spring game: QBs continue to progress

No matter the situation – and there were plenty – the Eastern Washington quarterbacks made the most of them Saturday afternoon at Roos Field. And when the annual Red-White Spring Game was over, all three fancied their chances of getting into some meaningful situations this fall. Read more

Quarterbacks focus of attention at EWU spring game

No matter the situation – and there were plenty – the Eastern Washington quarterbacks made the most of them Saturday afternoon at Roos Field. And when the annual Red-White Spring Game was over, all three fancied their chances of getting into some meaningful situations this fall. Read more

EWU spring football: Red-White Game will be scrimmage format

If the offense has its way, Eastern Washington football fans will see plenty of long drives at today’s Red-White Spring Game. The defense hopes the lessons of the past three weeks will stick – and that it will stick a few ballcarriers this afternoon at Roos Field. Read more

Spring game time to shine at EWU

If the offense has its way, Eastern Washington football fans will see plenty of long drives at today’s Red-White Spring Game. The defense hopes the lessons of the past three weeks will stick – and that it will stick a few ballcarriers this afternoon at Roos Field. Read more

EWU spring football: Eagles continue to tinker with new defense

Getting back to the drawing board is no simple matter, as the Eastern Washington defensive coaches and players are learning this spring. The hard work began last winter, when after some deliberation, the Eagles decided to scrap the 4-3 scheme and employ a nickel formation as their base defense. Read more

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